FLF Choice: Second Spaces Sick Day Set

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This may seem like an odd thing to post, but SECOND SPACES contribution to Fifty Linden Friday this week was an absolute must have!

After all the germs, snot and mucus that I’ve been battling in real life it seemed only fair that I should have to do the same in Second Life.  

I do love a good prop set, and this one is no exception, and of course costs just L$50 from Second Spaces

KITTY LOVES: Zinnia’s Gacha Gifting Bags

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I just HAVE to tell you about these amazing Gifting Bags from Zinnia Karu.

Zinnias is a fantastic store and a firm favourite of mine.  The owner, Zinnia Karu,   designs beautiful furniture and homewares with a South Western/Mexican theme and the colours that she uses in her work are always zesty and eye-popping. It’s impossible to gaze upon her creations without a smile upon your chops.  Well, her latest release is perfect for popping under your Christmas tree and will look sensational too. (There, I said it. Christmas has been mentioned on the blog.)

These ‘Gacha Gifting Bags’ are the perfect solution to the age-old question of what to do with your Gacha doubles.  Deleting them is a waste, so why not pop them into one of these transferable bags and gift them to a friend?

The bags are actually Gacha prizes themselves; for L$25 you can play to win one of six beautifully decorated bags. There are two extra special rares as well, which are a little more fancy than the others with some extra decorations added to the ribbons on the bag.  Don’t they look sweet? I really like them; such a simple item but one that really does look rather special indeed.

What will you gift in these bags? Pop over to Zinnias at The Cookie Jar  to get yours! 

Kitty Quicky – Limited Bazaar

Snapshot_004A Kitty Quicky for you: Run, don’t walk and get yourself to the ‘Limited Bazaar’ for some original and limited, obviously, fashion items.

I spied this epic E-CLIPSE ‘Hester’ top on Heidi Volare’s  wonderful ‘The Fashionable Heart’ blog, and zoomed on over to check it out for myself.

Fortunately there are a few left, so I opted for this lovely ‘Terra’ version of the top, which is sort of a cowl-necked jumper and shirt all rolled into one. It’s really lovely; I teamed mine with shorts for a casual look while I romp about in the woods, whereas Heidi opted for a smarter look with hers. Either way it’s a cracking find and very cheap too, so you really ought to go and buy one before they sell out!

CLICK HERE to go and get yours!

 

KITTY’S FAVE BLOGS #3 – ‘LOVE TO DECORATE’ BY EDITORIAL CLARITY-FLUX

There are some brilliant blogs that cover Second Life homes and interiors, but for me the ultimate read is ‘Love To Decorate’, a blog about virtual homes and interiors from Editorial Clarity-Flux. 

If I’m ever in need of design inspiration for my virtual home, or just fancy an epic ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ session at beautiful photographs of Second Life interiors, then Editorial’s blog is my first point of call.

It’s clear as you study Editorial’s blog that he is a design genius. Some people are gifted with a great eye when it comes to design; they know how best to decorate and illuminate, to compare and contrast. They understand the colours and fabrics that will work, and the ones that won’t. They can get the very best out of a space, be it the size of a cupboard or a football field. Some people just know, and Editorial Clarity-Flux is in that elite group for sure. 

One of the things I love about Editorial’s work is that I learn so much from it. I believe that  my ability to select and place furnishings  has increased ten-fold since I started to read his blog. But Editorial is a chap who inspires in so many ways in Second Life.  Editorial is one of the team behind STAND4LOVE for example, a project I’m incredibly proud to have contributed to myself.

I admit I envy his skills; I would love to be able to dare to throw caution to the wind when it comes to my own interior landscape. Of course Second Life is the perfect place to experiment and develop your interior design skills, and it’s evident that Editorial’s style is continually evolving, and he isn’t afraid to acknowledge that.  Nor is he afraid to take chances, and I LOVE THAT about him. For example, his latest decorating project is a skybox, something he confesses that he hasn’t worked with before, but after visiting it in person earlier I can guarantee his skybox styling skills will be in demand!

He’s filled the space to the brim with colourful furniture and accessories and it works flawlessly.  I love the way that he’s dared to retexture walls with patterns (I spy Gustav Klimt!) which could make a skybox feel completely overwhelmed, yet with his expert touch he’s able to do this and make it work. It’s a lesson in interior design that’s so much more beneficial than any diagram or colour-wheel could ever be.

Until Saturday you can experience the location for yourself because Editorial is kindly hosting an open house, meaning you can pop by and study his endeavors at close quarters. (The great thing about SL Open Houses is that you’re able to discover new content-creators and brands that you didn’t have any knowledge of before. For example, I’ve discovered ‘The Arctic Greenhouse’ is a great place for environmental landscaping and potted plants.  I hadn’t heard of them today until I visited Editorial’s skybox!)

Back to the blog, and something else that I absolutely adore about it is that he is so open about his Second Life experience and how it benefits him.  This openness is so honest and refreshing, and I really admire him for it.  Many aren’t as forthcoming, yet as Draxtor’s work has proved there are just as many of us out there who are willing to share how Second Life has enhanced our real lives and helped us develop real-life skills.

But back to the blog. Love To Decorate is a feast for the eyes, and I beseech you to go and visit it right away. It’s the blog-equivalent of an expensive box of chocolates.  It will make you feel warm and fuzzy and satisfied, but pretty soon you’ll find that you want more.  Also, I think that it’s only fair to warn you that  the location photography will make you want to go shopping, but that’s not a bad thing in my opinion.  There’s even a Flickr group that will help you get your virtual home-fix too.

Indulge yourself in Editorial’s blog, and go and visit the open house while you can. Surround yourself, no, better still, immerse yourself in his vision of Second Life. You’ll come away inspired, and with a new found urge to create, and I’m eternally grateful for his stimulating lead.  

Thank you so much Editorial for your blog and your work in our virtual world, and may it lead you to equally rewarding projects in the real one!

UPDATE: Editorial’s opened his books, if you fancy having your home styled by an expert (don’t we all?)  you MUST click here!!